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Alexandria

within Fairfax County,

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The Virginia state capital is Richmond.


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Zip Codes

22301, 22302, 22304, 22305, 22311, 22312, 22314

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Alexandria is approximately 119,500 (1998), 139966 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 58,252 (1990), 68082 (2010).

The amount of land area in Alexandria is 39.551 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Alexandria is 15.75 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.271 sq kilometers.
The distance from Alexandria to Washington DC is 6 miles. The distance to the Virginia state capital is 91 miles. (as the crow flies)
Alexandria is positioned 38.82 degrees north of the equator and 77.08 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Alexandria elevation is 30 feet above sea level.
Alexandria per capita income is $31,699 (1996).
Alexandria median income is $51,589 (1997).

Alexandria miscellany.

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Location

Alexandria location: in northeast Virginia, six miles below Washington, D.C. and nine miles north of Mount Vernon.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Alexandria is mild winter storms, humidity in summer.
Alexandria average temperature is 35.6 (January) & 78.7 (July) degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 35.6 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 78.7 degrees F.
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History & History Related Items

Alexandria history:

A good History page for Alexandria, Virginia

This area was explored by Captain John Smith in 1608, but it wasn't until 1669 that land was granted to Robert Howsing to bring 120 colonists to the area. Originally known as Bellehaven, the area was divided up and the first lots sold on 13 July 1749. The town was then named Alexandria for the Alexander family.

Alexandria is an independent city, not associated with any county, though it is in the area of Fairfax County.
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Attractions

Alexandria attractions:

To learn more about Alexandria, go to this page of the AlexandriaVisitors & Convention Center. You may also contact them at: 221 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-3209
Office (703) 838-4200; TDD (703) 838-6494; Fax (703) 838-4683

Black History Resource Center
638 North Alfred St.
Alexandria, VA 22314-1823
Phone: 703/838-4356
The Center documents the history of Alexandria's African-American community. Please call for details.

Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site
4301 W. Braddock Rd
Alexandria, VA 22304
Phone: 703/838-4848
Visitors may take a self-guided tour along the preserved earthwork wells which have been well preserved to reflect a major fortification in the defense of Washington. The Fort's Northwest Bastion has also been completely restored. The museum, patterned after a Union headquarters building, houses a fine Civil War collection. Please call for details

Friendship Firehouse
107 S. Alfred St.
Alexandria, VA 22314-3001
Phone: 703/838-3891
The Friendship Fire Company was established in 1774. The current firehouse was built in 1871 and now houses exhibitions and historic firefighting equipment. Please call for details.

Gadsby's Tavern Museum
134 N. Royal St.
Alexandria, VA 22314-3226
Phone:703/838-4242
Gadsby's consists of two tavern buildings, the 1770 Georgian tavern and the 1792 City Tavern and Hotel. Visitors can tour the historic rooms restored to their 18th-century appearance. Archaeological excavation, paint analysis and research of surviving documents have provided an accurate picture of the furnishings and use of the buildings. Please call for details

Boyhood Home of Robert E. Lee
607 Oronoco St.
Alexandria, VA
Phone: 703/548-8454
This elegant mansion was the home of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee for most of his boyhood years. The stately Federal town house was built in 1795 and is tastefully and artistically furnished with authentic period pieces. Please call for details.

Lloyd House
220 N. Washington St.
Alexandria, Virginia
Phone: 703/838-4577
A branch of the Alexandria Library which features a Civil War collection, photographs, maps, microforms, and manuscripts pertaining to Alexandria. Virginia history and genealogy.
Please call for details

George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate & Garden
Southern and of George Washington Parkway (9 miles from Alexandria)
Phone: 703/780-2000
Treasured estate of George and Martha Washington. The elegant mansion has been meticulously restored to its appearance in the last year of Washington's life, from the paint colors on the wells to the actual arrangement of the furnishings, many of which are original. Please call for details.

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